strobila

strobila

[stroh-bahy-luh]
noun, plural strobilae [stroh-bahy-lee] . Zoology.
1.
the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region. Compare scolex.
2.
the chain of segments of the larva of a jellyfish in the class Scyphozoa, each segment of which gives rise to a free-swimming medusa.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin, orig. coined as a genus name < Greek strobī́lē a plug of lint shaped like a fir cone; see strobilus

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strobila (ˈstrəʊbɪlə)
 
n , pl -bilae
1.  the body of a tapeworm, consisting of a string of similar segments (proglottides)
2.  a less common name for scyphistoma
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint twisted into a cone shape, from strobilos a fir cone]

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strobila stro·bi·la (strō-bī'lə)
n. pl. stro·bi·lae (-lē)
The segmented main body part of the adult tapeworm.

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